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        Pantagruel

      1943. DERAIN, André. Les Horribles et Espovantables Faictz et Prouesses du Très Renommé Pantagruel, Roy des Dipsodes, fils du Grand Géant Gargantua [The Horrible and Terrifying Deeds and Words of the Very Renowned Pantagruel King of the Dipsodes, Son of the Great Giant Gargantua]. Text by Francois Rabelais. [2], 187, [11] pp. Illustrated with a total of 179 unsigned woodcuts printed in colour, including: 39 full-page colour woodcuts, 89 smaller colour woodcuts, 34 colour-printed initials, and 17 colour-printed decorative ornaments. Folio, 350 x 280 mm, bound loose as issued in the original wrappers with title-label on front cover, preserved in original vellum-backed chemise in cardboard slipcase. Paris: Albert Skira, 1943. |~||~||~| Derain's Pantagruel is considered to be one the landmarks of modern book illustration. It was a remarkable publishing event, being created and produced in Paris in the middle of the Second World War. Inspired by Medieval playing cards, Derain spent two years working on the 179 woodcuts for this book. Instead of using separate blocks for individual colours, each woodcut was printed from a single block with all colours applied à la poupée. As is also true with Matisse's Jazz, that process resulted in each pull of each woodcut being akin to a monotype, offering a unique impression of the image. The original Pantagruel by Rabelais was published around 1532. It was so full of vulgarities, scatological humor, and irreverent behavior, that it was immediately condemned by the church and deemed obscene by the Sorbonne, guaranteeing the book's enduring popularity! "As the initiator of Fauve painting, which stunned the world at the Salon d'Automne of 1905, Derain stood shoulder to shoulder with Henri Matisse (1869-1954)…. Derain also created designs for opera, theater, and ballet; most notably Diaghilev's Le Boutique fantasque (1919). During World War II, when the Germans invaded France, Derain's home was requisitioned and his preliminary blocks for Pantagruel were locked away for several years. Ultimately, he was allowed back into the house and somehow able to import the enormous amount of paper needed to print nearly 3000 pages for the edition of 275 copies" (Julie L. Mellby "Graphic Arts, Exhibitions, acquisitions, and other highlights from the Graphic Arts Collection, Princeton University Library" online). The coloured illustrations were printed by Lacouriere, the great French craftsman best known for his work with copper plates. This copy is limited to 275. The colophon signed by Derain. The Artist and the Book 81. From Manet to Hockney 111. Skira 91. Rauch 38. Garvey & Wick, The Arts of the French Book 1900-1965, 27. Logan 118.

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        Imitación de Cristo (y ) Avisos Espirituales del Padre Juan Eusebio Nieremberg. Prólogo de José A. de Laburu

      Buenos Aires, José Ballesta, Editor, 1943. 4to. mayor; 3 hs., 544 pp. y una lámina. Texto orlado. Encuadernación original en tela.

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        LEST WE FORGET: THE MASSACRE OF THE WARSAW GHETTO

      New York: The World Jewish Congress;. 1943. Paperback. 40 p. , paper; first edition, published September 1943. Paperback, 40 pages, 8vo. Published the same year as the uprising, one of the first reports published in the US. Important. What may be the first ever published map of Treblinka, as well as a map of the Warsaw Ghetto on the rear cover. "The ghosts of the heroes of the gehtto battle will forever honor the streets....But persistent reports in the press in spring and summer 1943 indicate that not only their spirit but also their successors survive and carry on the fight there. The curtain may not yet have been rung down" (conclusion). Very Good+ Condition. An Ouststanding Copy. (Holo2-125-22) .

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        Tree Grows in Brooklyn

      1943. Signed. SMITH, Betty.A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.New York: Harper & Brothers, (1943).First edition of Betty Smith?'s scarce first novel, inscribed, ?"To Bill with love, Betty Smith, June 1960, Chapel Hill, N. Car.?"Betty Smith credited Thomas Wolfe?'s 1935 novel Of Time and the River with releasing her childhood memories of tenement life in turn-of-the-century Brooklyn. Her first novel, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, was published in 1943. ?"At the time of Smith?'s death, six million copies had been produced in 37 printings, and it had been translated into 16 languages. The novel itself is beautifully written and unpretentious, a powerful evocation of a time and place?" (DAB).Bruccoli & Clark III:296. New York Public Library Books of the Century, 207.Interior fine; light rubbing to cloth extremities, fading to spine. Mild wear, shallow chipping to extremities of bright dust jacket. An extremely good copy, scarce inscribed.

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        Manuscript diary account of rescue of B-17 "PN9E"

      Greenland, Beach Head Rescue Station, 1943. 70pp. 12mo. Spiral bound notebook, minor dampstaining to one leaf not affecting legibility. 70pp. 12mo. Poignant diary recounting one of the legendary rescue missions of WWII. "The most remarkable Arctic rescue of World War II involved the B17-PN9E, which was reported missing somewhere in Greenland on Nov. 9, 1942. An air search was launched and on Nov. 24 the plane finally was discovered by Col. Bernt Balchen 40 miles inland from the Greenland coast. Thus began a rescue mission that lasted nearly five months" (National Museum of the USAF online). The B-17 was searching for a downed USAAF Douglas C-53 cargo plane when it hit a white-out and crashed on a glacier. The attempt to rescue the men of the B-17 left a trail of casualties: first the Grumman Duck with the loss of its pilot, Lt. John Pritchard, his radio man RM1 Benjamin Bottoms, and the CPL Loren Howath, the B-17 radio man whom they'd just rescued. In the several rescue missions that followed another two men were lost when they disappeared into crevasses. The final rescue effort took place in March and April when Col. Balchen reached the remaining B-17 crew members and had them flown back to the rescue station. Because the plane would otherwise have been too heavy, Balchen and his three man rescue party hiked back to the Beach Head Station at Comanche Bay where they arrived on April 16, 1943. For this Balchen was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Gerard Hearn was the Chief Pharmacist's mate and his diary recounts the major events of events outlined above in real time, as communications continue to reach the Beach Head Rescue station where Hearn had just been reassigned from the USCG Northland in anticipation of the arrival of 2nd Lieut. William O'Hara, the B-17's badly injured navigator. O'Hara had been rescued by a motor-sledge party led by Sgt. Tetley. Hearn was stationed at the base throughout, and records the events as they happened, ruminating over them, criticizing tactical decisions, experiencing personal loss, coping with the hostile physical environment and the prolonged stress of an uncertain rescue mission. It's a vital addition to our understanding of the mission. A selection of extracts: Commencing on December 3, 1942, Hearn record on the 6th: O'Hara in very bad condition, tis a hard decision for Tetley to make but he should in my opinion take the 3 best men along. Never make it through the crevasses with the worn out and injured man. It seems a bad exchange. Lt. Pritchard and Bottoms expended, Lt. Demorest killed, to save only 2 men. But Balchen tells them to head east. Tough country and mostly luck if they make it." As Hearn feared, the next day, one of Tetley's rescue team, Private Wedel, disappeared into a crevasse. The entry for December 7 continues: "Bad news B-17 [Capt. Kenneth Turner's B-17 not the PN9E] reports at 1500 she sighted wreckage of Grumman ... alt 2700ft. Badly wrecked, no sign of life. Hard to take. There is still hope. We will attempt trip to JR3F to take a look. Pritchard and Bottoms (swell fellows). Hard to believe he was so full of joi de vivre just sparkled..." December 8: "B-17 flew over today reported seeing Johansen but no sign of Tetley and his three men... Hope Tetley gets to Ice Cap Station tomorrow or it may be too late." Johansen, a Norwegian civilian, led a dog sled party toward the PN9E in early December. December 9: "Took hike up on Comanche Hill to ... try to spot rescue party on Ice Cap, no luck... Johansen turned back from the B-17, couldn't make it, crevasses. Sgt. Tetley overdue... with three survivors on his ice-sledge. Wegener had a lot of trouble with them. This is no climate for gasoline motors. Dog sledges are the thing. The dogs stop at the edge of a crevasse even if it is covered with snow like a trap, one step and bingo, maybe 200 or even 300 feet straight down... Rescue party ... could not make it to the plane too many crevasses ... Did not sight plane but it is decided all hands were killed ... Hard to take. Nice bunch of guys." January 5-25, 1943: Constant reports on new rescue parties led by Fuller and Johansen, and by Balchen, starting out for the B-17 and for Tetley's stranded motor-sledge party. On January 18, Fuller reports that the ice cap is untenable due to structural defects, ordered them to abandon . On the 25th he and Johansen return: "On way in lighted flares to guide them. They arrived at about 1900..." January 31 to March 1: Steady reports on multiple rescue missions of which this is the briefest outline. Fuller and Johansen are off again to rescue Tetley and party. February 4-5, failed efforts to get motor sledges underway to ice cap [a separate mission, Fuller and Johansen were using dog sleds.] "Impossible. Engine overheated and bogged down ... Good news. Cat boat (Balchen) landed and took Tetley and his gang off Ice Cap to hospital at BA#2. Fuller 12 miles from Tetley's camp..." On February 8 Fuller is "within 10 miles of B-17." On Feb 18 "Fuller reports 8 of his sledge dogs perished leaving 10 to return to Comanche Bay." February 24 "No word from Fuller." February 26 "Radio says Army men to come in with dogs and teams. We hope." March 1 "No word from Fuller. Not good." March 2: "At 1800 Fuller and Johansen made Comanche Inn .. Fuller has frozen toes..." March 17: Cat boat lands on ice cap with Col. Balchen, dog sledge and 3 men, in attempt to reach B-17. April 2: Finally - "B-17 Out. Heard [Turner?] talking to Strong and party [the March 17 rescue team]. Men are out of B-17 and in Tetley camp. Quite a conversation that had. Sample. What do you hear from the mob, and all we talk about in camp is chow and pussy etc. Very good to hear." April 5: A little more comic relief: "This AM all hands turned out early and started to dig out. Found 'trons' one of the dogs buried under about 2 feet of snow. Still kicking. Tough breed these Eskimo dogs. His only trouble was a frozen penis. Poor mut walking about with his frozen weapon dragging in the snow." April 5-18: Running account of return of the rescue party and the three rescued B-17 men. "Colonel Balchen and party coming here over Ice Cap. We stand a chance to get the hell out of here." [This was Balchen's heroic hike back to the coast.] On April 9 they are "about 10 miles away. Hope to make it tomorrow." Finally on Friday, April 16, "at 3 minutes to 6PM Trail party came in all hands happy as hell..." April 18 "Colonel Balchen and party getting squared away... We're all shoving off, can't believe it." The lost Grumman recently became the object of a "leave no man behind" search sponsored by a group of retired USCG officers and the journalist Michal Zukoff, who himself took part in the expedition and whose recent book Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II recounts the events of 1942-3, and those 2012.

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        HAMISHAH HUMSHE TORAH… [PENTATEUCH] [GERMAN-JEWISH REFUGEE BIBLE]

      Basel; David-Verlag. 1943. Hardcover. Original Publishers cloth. 8vo. [4], 520, 340, [4] pages. 22 cm. First edition. Hebrew and German on facing pages. German-Jewish Refugee Pentateuch published in Switzerland in 1943. The Forward states, in part: ?"Das Wort, das dem Moses am Sinai verkuendet wurde, hielt das Volk aufrecht in gluecklichen und fast noch mehr in schweren Zeiten....Die frueheren Zentren juedische Bildung und juedischer Kultur in Europa sind zerstoert, und den wenigen, die noch frei schaffen koennen, obliegt die Pflicht, die unvergaenglichen Geistesgueter des Judentums zu neuer Geltung zu bringen....Gemaess dem Wort, das das Studium der Gotteslehre fuer groesser und wichtiger als alle uebrigen heiligen Pflichten bezeichnet, hofft der Verlag, dass die vorliegende Neuasugabe sich die Sympathie aller fest an der Thora haltenden Glaubensbrueder erringen wird.?" ("The Word, which was proclaimed to Moses on Mount Sinai, has sustained the Jewish people in happy and, even more so, in hard times .... The earlier centers of Jewish learning and Jewish culture in Europe have been destroyed, and the few people who are still free to create have the duty to give the undying spirit of Judaism a new legitimacy .... As the Word states that the study of the Holy teachings is more important than all the other sacred duties, the publisher hopes that the present edition will win strong favor with all Torah-true co-religionists"). The Five Books of Moses contain Hebrew with continuous facing page German translation; Seder Ha-Haftarot (Haftaroh; selections from the books of Nevi'im - ?'Prophets?'), contains separate title page, in Hebrew only. Numbered continuously in German and Hebrew throughout. With 4 pages at rear containing cantorial music notations from Haftaroh. The publisher also issued the Book of Psalms in German-Hebrew in this year, according to OCLC, they printed nothing else during the 1940-45 period. Stamped ?'Imprime en Suisse?' on first and last pages. Subjects: Bible. Pentateuch - Versions, German. Switzerland ?- Holocaust- Refugees. OCLC lists one copy (Natl Library Israel). Light wear to cloth, hinges starting, otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (HOLO2-104-16) .

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        JENNY ON THE JOB POSTERS. COMPLETE SET OF EIGHT

      Washington, D.C: United Stated Public Health Services. Fine. 1943. . World War II posters. Role model of this series is all-American Jenny serving as the perfect production worker. She offers an example to other women, probably new to industrial jobs, on working safely and efficiently, doing her best to help the war effort. The government encouraged entry of women into the workforce, replacing men fighting overseas. Jenny on the Job showcases eight posters issued in 1943 by the United States Public Health Services. The artist was Kula Robbins. "Jenny on the Job": 1.Keeps fresh as a daisy .2. Wears styles designed for victory. 3. Steps ahead with low heels. 4. Lifts weight the easy way. 5 Eats man size meals. 6. Says let's keep our rest room clean. 7. Has her fun after work. 8. Gets her beauty sleep. Fine condition in the original envelope. Never folded. Not backed . Very rare.

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        Autolycus In Limbo Author Inscribed + 3 ALS

      New York: E. P. Dutton. NF/VG+. 1943. 1st Edition. Hardcover; 1st Printing. 1st edition/1st printing. The book's copyright page states 'First Edition Limited to 1500 Copies'. The inscription in the book reads: Ralph Verner His Book from his friend Vincent Starrett, Chicago: 3 August 1963 "My library was dukedom large enough". There are 3 letters written by Starrett: 1 typed signed with handwritten note at bottom and with handwritten envelope dated 1959, 1 handwritten short note with handwritten envelope dated 1966, and 1 two-page handwritten letter with handwritten envelope dated 1962, all laid in this book. They are all written to the same person that the author has signed/inscribe d the book to. The book is bound in blue cloth, straight, clean and tightly bound, with about one shade of sunning to spine (not affecting spine lettering) and a small nick to binding cloth on back panel. There is black lettering on the spine/front panel, and the outer page edges are rough cut. The dustjacket is price intact, crisp and clean, with a short closed edge tear upper front near flap fold and some small nicks and chips at spine ends/flap fold ends. The spine is slightly sunned, and the back panel slightly smudged from handling (no spots). Quite scarce with correspondence evidencing an extended friendship between the author and the previous owner of this book. ; 8-1/4" x 5-3/4"; Signed by Author .

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        La poésie religieuse Manuscrit autographe et tapuscrit complets EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      s.l.|(Paris): S.n. (Journal des débats), 1943. Fine. S.n. (Journal des débats), s.l. (Paris) s.d. (1943), 13,5x21,5cm & 3 pages in-4, 4 1/2 pages in-8. - Autograph manuscript of the author of four and a half pages 8vo published in the issue dated June 9, 1943 of the Journal of Debates. Complete manuscript writing very dense, with many erasures, corrections and additions. Chronic literary published on the occasion of the publication of the Anthology of Poetry by Dominique Aury religious. Typescript is complete seal. Between April 1941 and August 1944, Maurice Blanchot published in the "Chronicle of intellectual life" of the Journal of Debates 173 articles on new books. In a half-page newspaper (about seven pages in-8), the young author of "Thomas the obscure" his first steps in the field of literary criticism and inaugurates a theoretical work that he would later develop Many in these essays, "La Part du feu" to "The Infinite Conversation" and "The Scripture of the disaster." From the very first articles, Blanchot demonstrated analytical acuity far beyond current literature that motivates writing. Oscillating between classic and modern, first-class writers and minor novelists, he puts in his columns, the foundations of critical thinking that will mark the second half of the twentieth. Transformed by writing and by war, Blanchot breaks, over a thought exerted "on behalf of the other," the violent maurassiennes certainties of his youth. Not without paradox, then it transforms literary criticism philosophical act of intellectual resistance to barbarism at the heart of an "openly marechalist" newspaper: "Burning a book, write, are two acts from which culture entered its oscillations opposites "(The Book, In Journal of Debates, January 20, 1943). In 2007, Cahiers NRF together under the direction of Christopher Bident all literary chronicles not yet published in volume with the proper analysis of the critical work of Blanchot "novels, poems, essays give rise to a singular reflection, always safer of his own rhetoric, delivered more to the echo of the impossible or the lure of the disappearance. (...) Not without contradictions or step aside, and the certainty of a feverish work begins (... ) these articles reveal the genealogy of a critic who has transformed during the chronicle necessity of thought. " (C. Bident). The autograph manuscripts of Maurice Blanchot are of great rarity. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Manuscrit autographe de l'auteur de 4 pages et demie in-8 publiée dans le numéro du 9 Juin 1943 du Journal des Débats. Manuscrit complet à l'écriture très dense, comportant de nombreuses ratures, corrections et ajouts. Chronique littéraire publiée à l'occasion de la parution de l'Anthologie de la poésie religieuse de Dominique Aury. On joint le tapuscrit complet. Entre avril 1941 et août 1944, Maurice Blanchot publia dans la "Chronique de la vie intellectuelle" du Journal des Débats 173 articles sur les livres récemment parus. Dans une demi-page de journal (soit environ sept pages in-8), le jeune auteur de "Thomas l'obscur" fait ses premiers pas dans le domaine de la critique littéraire et inaugure ainsi une oeuvre théorique qu'il développera plus tard dans ces nombreux essais, de "La Part du feu" à "L'Entretien infini" et "L'Écriture du désastre". Dès les premiers articles, Blanchot fait preuve d'une acuité d'analyse dépassant largement l'actualité littéraire qui en motive l'écriture. Oscillant entre classiques et modernes, écrivains de premier ordre et romanciers mineurs, il pose, dans ses chroniques, les fondements d'une pensée critique qui marquera la seconde partie du XXe. Transformé par l'écriture et par la guerre, Blanchot rompt, au fil d'une pensée exercée "au nom de l'autre", avec les violentes certitudes maurassiennes de sa jeunesse. Non sans paradoxe, il transforme alors la critique littéraire en acte philosophique de résistance intellectuelle à la barbarie au cœur même d'un journal "ouvertement maréchaliste": "Brûler un livre, en écrire, sont les deux actes entre lesquels la culture inscrit ses oscillations contraires" (Le Livre, In Journal des Débats, 20 janvier 1943). En 2007, les Cahiers de la NRF réunissent sous la direction de Christophe Bident toutes les chroniques littéraires non encore publiées en volumes avec cette pertinente analyse du travail critique de Blanchot : "romans, poèmes, essais donnent lieu à une réflexion singulière, toujours plus sûre de sa propre rhétorique, livrée davantage à l'écho de l'impossible ou aux sirènes de la disparition. (...) Non sans contradictions ni pas de côté, et dans la certitude fiévreuse d'une œuvre qui commence (...) ces articles révèlent la généalogie d'un critique qui a transformé l'occasion de la chronique en nécessité de la pensée." (C. Bident). Les manuscrits autographes de Maurice Blanchot sont d'une grande rareté.

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        PANTAGRUEL

      Paris: Albert Skira, 1943. No. 85 OF 275 COPIES on vélin d'arches, SIGNED by the artist n. Hardcover. A Masterwork of Illustration in a Binding Masterpiece by Gruel. mm (). 187, [6] pp. No. 85 OF 275 COPIES on vélin d'arches, SIGNED by the artist. MAGNIFICENT CONTEMPORARY CHOCOLATE BROWN CRUSHED MOROCCO, ELABORATELY INLAID AND GILT, BY LÉON GRUEL (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers with exuberant Grolieresque design of intricate dark red morocco strapwork accented with swirling azured gilt foliage and small tools; raised bands, spine in compartments framed by red morocco inlays, gilt fleuron centerpieces, gilt titling; CHOCOLATE BROWN MOROCCO DOUBLURES framed with multiple gilt rules and azured foliate cornerpieces, rose-colored watered silk endleaves, all edges gilt. Original printed wrappers bound in. Housed in the original suede-lined chestnut morocco-backed chemise and matching morocco-trimmed slipcase. WITH 180 HAND-COLORED WOOD ENGRAVINGS BY ANDRÉ DERAIN, 22 of them full-page, 94 in the text, 34 initials, 27 tailpieces, title engraving to front wrapper, frontispiece, and title vignette. Printed in Garamond typeface by Georges Gerard. Wood engravings printed by Roger Lacourière. Skira 91; Rauch 38; Garvey and Wick "The Arts of the French Book 1900-1965" 27; "The Artist & the Book 1860-1960" 81; Strachan, "The Artist and the Book in France," pp. 90, 330; "From Manet to Hockney" 111; Coron "Rare Books Since the Invention of Printing" 221. A FLAWLESS COPY. Called by Strachan one of the "finest masterpieces of the century," and here in a magnificent inlaid binding by Gruel, this is a superb copy of a tour de force in book illustration, a visually memorable edition of Rabelais, each copy of which shows subtle variations. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful livres d'artistes of the 20th century, and its strapwork and gilt-tooled binding by Gruel (1864-1954) is inspired by 16th century examples that might have covered early editions of Rabelais. A self-taught artist, French painter, sculptor, and illustrator André Derain (1880-1954) is considered, with Henri Matisse, to be the co-founder of Fauvism. He began his career as an engineer, but abandoned it after meeting Matisse, who encouraged him to pursue his gift. This is the only book illustrated in color by Derain, a project that consumed two years of work by the atelier of Roger Lacourière (under the direction of Jean Frélaut), and an achievement made all the more impressive because produced during the middle of World War II. As Chapon observed in "Le Peintre et le livre," Derain, aware of the power of early woodcuts, goes for what might be called a "brawny" effect to match the earthiness of the text. Deriving, as Strachan says, from zylographic books of the Middle Ages, the general effect is one of very masculine early playing cards. Garvey and Wick's "The Arts of the French Book 1900-1965" notes that "the cuts for this edition were printed in an unusual manner, with a single block for each illustration, although the customary practice in color printing is to make use of a separate block for each color. In this case Derain cut a white line on a single block to separate the color areas of each illustration. The blocks were then inked in several colors and printed on dampened paper." As the woodcut colors had to be mixed and applied for each individual printing, every copy of the work is unique, due to the inevitable variations caused by this technique. In "The Artist and the Book in France," W. J. Strachan cited this as one of the three livres d'artiste that dominated the beginning of the 20th century, and he expressed admiration for the originality of Deran's technique, saying that he had "hit on the perfect vehicle for the wit and exuberance of his author." As a profoundly important work in the history of book production, offered in a sensational binding, and in splendid condition within and without, this is surely as close to an irrestible modern illustrated volume as one could hope to find.

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        CHILD'S GOOD NIGHT BOOK

      CHARLOT, JEAN. BROWN,MARGARET WISE. A CHILD'S GOOD NIGHT BOOK. NY: Scott 1943, 1950. 4to, (8 1/4 x 10"), pictorial boards, fine in a dust wrapper (dw with mild rubbing and sl. fraying at spine ends otherwise a VG+ dw). 1st edition thus, of this CALDECOTT HONOR title and a modern classic, magnificently illustrated with color lithos by JEAN CHARLOT. First published in small format in 1943, this was re-issued in 1950 with new illustrations by Charlot and in an enlarged format in response to library resistance to the small size of the first edition. Bader p.269-70.

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        The Big Rock Candy Mountain

      Duell, Sloan & Pearce, New York 1943 - An extremely nice copy in bright, mylar-protected dj; DJ is virtually intact, with some wear along the top and bottom edges, but with price unclipped from both front and back flaps. Book has some minor rubbing to boards, but other wise is clean and tight. This book is encased in a custom, quarter morocco clam shell with bright blue spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Folio album containing details of the 7th Battalion Cumberland Home Guard from its inception as part of the Local Defence Volunteers (soon changed to Home Guard) from May 1940 until May 1945. Compiled by Sir John Ponsonby.

      1940 - 1943. - Folio, 360 X 235mm., being a blank ledger with the contents mounted. The battalion was under the command of Sir John Ponsonby, K.C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O. who had volunteered to be of service although retired from military life. Ponsonby has written a brief ms. account of the battalion's formation on the front free e.p. noting its headquarter were at Millom and that platoons were raised in the various villages. The roll call was 5 to 6 hundred men. He notes the lack of weapons early on and the problems later with mixed rifles and ammunition. On a more mundane note he states 'There was an enormous amount of correspondence and forms and returns required and with no quartermaster or clerks to assist one it became a great burden.' Ponsonby wrote notes for personal guidance covering tactics, etc. and some memoranda are headed 'Secret.' There are Battalion Orders dealing with all aspects of the Home Guard's duties from the minutiae of uniforms, proper dress, subsistance allowances etc. to matters of discipline and field tactics. Appointments made touch on the Pigeon service, and lectures include tank hunting drills and the mounting of road blocks. Ponsonby resigned command of the battalion on March 24, 1941, and his role was taken by Lt. Colonel A. Hibbert, D.S.O., M.C. There are a number of letters from various officers pasted in as well as photographs of men and events. There are several ms. drawings of the LDV (in humorous vein) by a Captain Fowler. The volume as a whole provides an insight into the workings of the Home Guard in all its aspects with the 'Battalion Orders' listing in detail what was involved in running the organisation. While there are minor items to 1945 the bulk of the material goes up to 1943. The ledger has a red leather title label 'L.D.V. 1940 Home Guard 7th Battalion Cumberland 1941 - 1943' on the upper cover. The binding is a bit worn with the top of the spine damaged. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le képi EDITION ORIGINALE Service de presse ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Fayard, 1943. Fine. Fayard, Paris 1943, 12x19cm, broché. - First Edition, review copy. Precious autograph signed by the author Maurice Blanchot. Two small tears at the head and foot of spine lightly irradiated, a minor tear on the front cover. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Colette à Maurice Blanchot. Deux petites déchirures en tête et en pied du dos légèrement insolé, un accroc sans gravité sur le premier plat.

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        The Mighty Hunter

      The Macmillan Company, New York 1943 - First Edition, early issue. The TRUE FIRST EDITION has the 1943 date printed on the title page. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has the publisher's $2.00 printed price present on the front flap with light wear to the edges. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with some wear to the boards. The pages are clean with some discoloration to the endpapers. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy in collector's condition. We buy Hader First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TIMOTHY HAS IDEAS-ARTIST'S DUMMY

      HADER, BERTA AND ELMER. HADER,BERTA & ELMER. TIMOTHY HAS IDEAS - ARTIST'S DUMMY. This is the Hader's artists dummy for the book written by Miriam Mason and published in 1943 by Macmillan. The story tells the adventures of a little cocker spaniel puppy and when published was in black and white. This dummy is a preliminary layout for the book containing 54 pencil drawings. This is an interesting look at the early creative process in producing a picture book. Sold with a first edition of the book INSCRIBED BY THE HADERS.

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        Ms. Postkarte m. U. „H. Hesse".

      Montagnola, 27. IX. 1943. - 1 Seite. 8vo. Bleistift. An seinen Freund, den Dozenten Georg Goetz in Kopenhagen. „Was Freund und Schall betrifft: denn konnten Sie nicht kennen, da er nie etwas publiziert hat; er war Altphilologe und Gymnasiallehrer, auch Mitredakteur an der lateinischen Fassung des Mottos zum Glasperlenspiel. Korrekturen am Buch sind nicht mehr möglich, der Druck ist in vollem Gang. Die Druckfehler sind vermutlich dieselben, die auch wir noch fanden, und am Sprachlichen sonst fand ich nichts mehr zu ändern, wir haben peinlich Korrektur gelesen. [ ]" - Die Karte mit Aufdruck „Schloss Bremgarten | bei Bern" von Hesse durchgestrichen. Bleistift.

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        Green Mansions

      New York: Knopf, 1943. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good +. Horacio Butler. Association copy with an interesting provenance. SIGNED by the artist (Horatio Butler) on the title page, previous owner (Clare Boothe Luce) on the second front free end paper and having the bookplate of M.C. Gaines (comic book pioneer) on the front paste down. Red leather with covers and spine decorated in gilt. Top edge also gilt. Twelve full page color (including a reproduction of Butler's painting for the trade edition DJ) and twenty-two smaller black and white illustrations. Title page and reproduction of DJ illustration tissues intact. Composed, printed and bound by The Plimpton Press Norwood Massachusetts.

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        Addresses by Madame CHIANG KAI-SHEK, February 18 1943

      Signed by the Illustrator, Rudolph Ruzicka and presented to Mrs. Elkan Harrison Powell the wife of the President of the Encyclopedia Britannica. Signed on the front fly, New York, June 9, 1943: "To Mrs. E.H.Powell, with sincere regard of R. Ruzicka"Addresses by Madame CHIANG KAI-SHEK, February 18 1943. Addresses Delivered before the House of Representatives and the Senate of the United States. Published by The Overbrook Press, Stamford, Connecticut 1943. 10" x 7 1/4" 15 pages. This printing was of 500 copies on Maidstone paper. Illustrated and signed by Rudolph Ruzicka.February 18, 1943: On this date, Madame Chiang Kai-Shek of China (wife of the Nationalist political and military leader Chiang Kai-Shek) addressed the House of Representatives and the Senate. In her speech, she applauded American efforts in the Pacific theater. She also recounted the friendship between the U.S. and China: "We in China, like you, want a better world, not for ourselves alone, but for all mankind, and we must have it." Chiang?s visit also was meant to convey appreciation for the American Lend-Lease program, which supplied war materials to sustain the Chinese resistance effort. Madame Chiang holds the distinction of being the only female dignitary to address a House Reception?"a common practice in the early part of the 20th century when foreign leaders addressed the House separately from the Senate."She was Born Soong May-ling in 1898 on the island of Hainan ?" site of the spy-plane incident that marked the first foreign policy crisis of the Bush administration ?" Madame Chiang was raised as a Christian and educated at Wellesley College where she graduated in 1917. Her sister, Ching-ling married Sun Yat-sen, the nationalist leader who created modern China after overthrowing the Qing imperial dynasty in 1911. May-ling married the young Kuomintang (KMT) general Chiang Kai-shek in 1926, a year after he'd taken control of the party and the year before the onset of a bloody civil conflict between the KMT and Mao's communists ?" a conflict that also marked a parting of ways of the Soong sisters, as Madame Sun Yat-sen made common cause with the communists." (Time Magazine)*"Rudolph Ruzicka: A major twentieth century wood engraver, etcher, illustrator, book designer and typographer, Rudolph Ruzicka emigrated to the United States from Bohemia with his family at the age of ten. He lived first in Chicago and took drawing lessons at the Hull House School before becoming an apprentice wood engraver. While working he attended further classes at the Chicago Art Institute from 1900 to 1902. Rudolph Ruzicka moved to New York in 1903 and first gained employment as an engraver at the American Bank Note Company. During the following years he also attended classes at both the Art Students League and the New York School of Art. Rudolph Ruzicka received his first major art commission from System magazine in 1910. During the following years his graphic art was the subject of many one man exhibitions including such venues as the Societe de la Gravure, Paris, the Grolier Club and the Century Association, New York. In 1935 he was awarded the Gold Medal from the American Institute of Graphic Art. Rudolph Ruzicka moved to Massachusetts in 1948 and eventually settled in Vermont. Today the art of Rudolph Ruzicka is included in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Carnegie Institute, Library of Congress, Washington, DC, the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York" My thanks to Art of the Print for this information.

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        An incredible selection of relics, including barbed wire, recovered from the site of the German P.O.W. camp, Stalag Luft III ? site of "The Great Escape."

      [Zagen, Poland]], c. 1943-1945. various. " A collection of fifteen pieces dug from the site of Stalag Luft III, in Zagen Poland including a 14"" string of barbed wire, a 5.5"" x 2.5"" piece of wood from one of the rail sleepers, an electric light switch and bulb socket from a P.O.W. hut, a 4"" x 3.5"" aluminum drinking cup, a metal ""peep"" hole from the solitary confinement building, a diesel engine starter, two small bottles, a key, and other small mechanical parts. All these dug relics bear the expected losses and heavy oxidation consistent with long exposure to the elements.From the collection of ""Great Escape"" relics assembled by the founder of ""The War Museum"" and will come with a special certificate for each item. As a collector and curator for over 50 years, these items largely obtained from former Allied prisoners of war as well as local farmers and townspeople in the town of Zagen, Poland (formerly Sagen, Germany). The camp is seven square miles in total and is covered in pine forests. In the last weeks of the war as the Russians reached the camp, the German guards hurriedly buried their equipment, changed into civilian clothes and fled. The Allied POW?s were sent on a forced march in the snow southward to Nurnberg, then to another camp at Moosburg where they were liberated on April 29, 1945. At Zagan there are still various compounds and many areas of derelict buildings and footings. In the 1950?s and ?60?s the local townsfolk and farmers explored and excavated relics from the areas which were only accessible with a four wheel drive vehicle in the more remote parts, having various maps and a compass and even then it was easy to get lost. Such relic hunting has not been permitted over the last several decades, making these early recoveries prized and sought after pieces of history. The camp is virtually inaccessible by foot apart from an area near to the Zagan POW Museum. Most of the relic floor & roof tiles, floor boards, drain pipe pieces, electrical insulators from the high-voltage fences, barbed wire, etc. all have their identical counterparts in the Zagan POW Museum.The P.O.W. camp at Sagen was known as Stalag Luft III, and was managed by the Luftwaffe to house Allied airmen downed over Germany. The Germans established the camp, located in Lower Silesia, in March 1942 and the camp remained in service until January 1945. It was the scene of two famous escape plots, both involving tunneling: one in 1943, which was depicted in the film The Wooden Horse (1950) and another in 1944, immortalized in the 1963 film The Great Escape (1963) starring Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson, and James Coburn.Unlike the film, the real-life ""Great Escape"" did not involve Hollywood stars or props, but rather was an extremely sophisticated attempt to mount a mass escape of 200 or more prisoners via a tunnel dug from inside one of the barracks to the woods outside the perimeter of the camp. Tunneling was particularly difficult at Stalag Luft III, as the Germans had established the P.O.W. camp specifically in order to prevent the practice. The barracks stood on raised platforms so any tunnel started within could be easily detected. Complicating matters further, the sub-surface soil was sandy and bright yellow which contrasted sharply with the drab, gray surface soil, thus rendering it difficult to mask tunneling projects as the excess soil would stand out when dumped on the surface. The prisoners employed a wide range of subtle ruses to dispose of the soil without tipping off the guards. The sandy sub-soil was also prone to collapse, further hindering tunneling operations.The plot, conceived by R.A.F. Squadron Leader Roger Bushell, played by Attenborough in the 1963 film, in the Spring of 1943, involved the construction of several tunnels simultaneously so that if one was discovered, the others would hopefully remain secret. The strategy proved successful. When one of the long tunnels was uncovered, the guards stopped their search as they could not imagine that two others were still under construction. The tunnel that ultimately proved successful was nicknamed ""Harry."" The entrance was hidden beneath the tiles of stove housed in one corner of a barrack and the 102 meter tunnel ran beneath two barbed wire fences and was to emerge in the trees just beyond the outer perimeter. Although over 600 prisoners worked on the tunnels only 200 were slated to use it for their escape.On the night of March 24, 1944, the prisoners began their escape. Much to their dismay, as they emerged on the other side, they realized that the tunnel entrance was short of the tree line. Amazingly, 76 men escaped through the tunnel before guards spotted what was going on. As the 77th man surrendered to the guards, the others bolted into the woods. Of the 76 that escaped, 73 were recaptured?"half of which were executed by the SS. "

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        A. A. Alcoholic Anonymous

      THE ALCOHOLIC FOUNDATION, NEW YORK 1943 - Stapled bound Foxing to edges.Rust to stapled bindings. Previous owners inscription written on page 24 to 25. "The Twelve Steps of Recovery is listed on page 25. Opinions about the book is on the back of the book.One of the many reviews about the book is by Dr. Harry Emerson Fosdick.Light crease going down the middle of the front cover.Light foxing to pages. pub by THE ALCOHOLIC FOUNDATION P.O. BOX 459 ( GRAND CENTRAL ANNEX, NEW YORK 17 N.Y. DATE PUBLISHED: 1943 EDITION: 28 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Lettre à un otage EDITION ORIGINALE

      New York: Brentano's, 1943. Fine. Brentano's, New York 1943, 13,5x19,5cm, broché. - First edition, one of 120 numbered copies on Corsican only leading copies. Marginal minor slight scratches on covers, bookplate printed at the top of the first guard. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 120 ex numérotés sur Corsican, seuls grands papiers. Légères éraflures marginales sans gravité sur les plats, ex-libris imprimé en tête de la première garde.

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        A pied en Birmanie: la traversée de la Birmanie de l'Indie a la Chine par deux jeune gens

      Paris: Éditions J. Susse, n.d.. [1943]. First edition limited to 100 numbered copies (this no. 5); 8vo, pp. 130, [8]; illustrated frontispiece, 46 full-page photographs by the author and 85 illustrations from drawings by "LEP"; this copy contains 12 of the original drawings tipped onto sheets and inserted next to the corresponding illustration; contemporary three-quarter green cloth over marbled boards with leather label on spine, original paper wraps bound in and original paper spine pasted to a rear endpaper; textblock lightly toned, some offsetting from photographs, board edges lightly worn; very good or better.

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        THE MYSTERY OF THE BURNT COTTAGE

      Published by Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1943. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Good. Illustrated by Abbey, J.. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper. The First Adventure of the Five Find-Outers and Dog. Discoveries, Shocks, Surprises and Excitements by the dozen! Blue cloth, magnifying glass vignette to front cover. B/w illustrations. 164 pages. SIGNED by the author by means of autograph slip stuck to half-title (dedicated to Thomasina). Spine and corners bumped, slight darkening to top and tail of spine. Some foxing to endpapers and prelims else contents clean. Dustwrapper is worn, creased and torn with slight loss to top and tail of spine (also going onto front panel slightly) which is cleverly disguised with photocopy beneath. There are a few small tape repairs on verso of wrapper. [R]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. und Portraitphotographie.

      [Pacific Palisades]?]), 28. X. 1943. - 1 S. 8vo. (Portraitphotographie: ca. 160:130 mm). Zusammen unter Passepartout auf Kartonage montiert. Schreiben an den ungarischen Pianisten Andor Foldes (1913-92), von dem Th. Mann zuvor einen Artikel über die Zensur von Schullehrbüchern und Schulunterricht erhalten hatte. - ". Ihr Artikel hat meine volle Zustimmung, und wenigstens mündlich habe auch ich schon oft der Ueberzeugung Ausdruck gegeben, dass eine internationalen Ueberwachung der Schulbücher für den Geschichtsunterricht eine Notwendigkeit ist und auf der kommenden Friedenskonferenz beschlossen werden sollte. Am besten wäre wahrscheinlich ein von einem internationalen Historiker-Comité gebilligtes Einheits-Geschichtsbuch." – Die Photographie zeigt ein Brustporträt von Thomas Mann, der dem Betrachter, ein Buch in den Händen, sein markant ausgeleuchtetes Profil zuwendet.

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        Two Autograph Letters Signed, one in English and Yiddish, 4pp on folded 8vo sheet, June 7, 1942; and one in Yiddish, 4pp on one large 8vo sheet, Great Neck, NY, March 31, 1943

      - In both war-time letters to his cousin, Charles Getz, Weber writes mostly of support for Russia against the Nazis but he also discusses his art. In the letter dated 1942, Weber offers Charles congratulations on his marriage. Weber comments on his cousin no longer being lonely. "One can read the greatest books. but reading is not living. Life without human (and (social) [sic] contact is pretty barren." Weber continues by commenting on an "excellent appreciation of my work in the 'Morning Freiheit' by Dr. Kloomok. his is one of the best Jewish writers." Dr. Isaac Kloomok was a scholar who wrote about Jewish artists, including Weber and Marc Chagall. Weber writes of current events. "At the moment the news from Russia is not so very good, and you know how grieved I am, but in the end the Nazi bastards will be conquered and sent to hell for all time!." He continues in English until the last paragraph which he writes in Yiddish. "I would like to apologize for not writing in Yiddish, it takes too long?I was in Chicago but after my lecture in the museum my whole time was take up by receptions?." He signs, "Max - Motel," and continues in Yiddish. "They are talking about a second front while Hitler has opened four fronts. How long can Soviet Russia keep on fighting 90% of this war?" In the second letter written almost a year later and fully in Yiddish Weber apologizes for not writing for some time saying that he had to prepare for two exhibitions, "one in New York [possibly the 1942 Paul Rosenberg & Co. gallery exhibition], and the other, for The Carnegie Institute, museum of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania [the Carnegie Institute exhibition took place in 1943]." He says that the other reason for not writing was because he was in a bad mood as his son "Meinard was drafted on the 29th January; he had to interrupt his studies in college." Weber then opens up to his cousin about how he feels, specifically about current world problems. "I got used to the thought of the terrible war lead by the 'Capitalist locust'. You are. a more decent human being than the millions of professional 'Intellectuals'. A person can be very learned, and despite his knowledge be a moron, with lack of insight about himself, who becomes an enemy of himself and an enemy of other people. my heart aches about the fact we witness that after the accomplishment of the Soviet Union to rescue the world from the Nazi snake, she is being criticized and made fun of by her own allies. Now. a trial of two labor leaders in Poland. It's unbelievable how the God of the capitalists provides them with material, accusing them the same way as the previous traitors did at the last trial." He continues in this vein, upset at the "capitalists" and closes by saying that his son, Meinard, is a colonel in the Chemical Impregnating Division of the army. He signs, "Max - Mordecai."

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        Le vin est tiré EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1943. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1943, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition of wich no leading copies exists, false mention of second edition. Rare autograph signed by the author with journalist Claude Jamet who collaborated notably "I'm everywhere." spine slightly wrinkled, two small restored tears and a lack marginal on the first board. The page on which the autograph is from another copy and was rebroché in our copy, landmark library manuscript Storage Length of the send page by Claude Jamet. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers, fausse mention de deuxième édition. Rare envoi autographe signé de Robert Desnos au journaliste Claude Jamet qui collabora notamment à "Je suis partout". Dos légèrement ridé, deux petites déchirures restaurées et un manque marginaux sur le premier plat. La page sur laquelle figure l'envoi autographe provient d'un autre exemplaire et a été rebroché dans notre exemplaire, repère manuscrit de rangement de bibliothèque en pied de la page d'envoi par Claude Jamet.  

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        Arentelles EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1943. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1943, 12x19cm, broché. - First Edition, review copy. Precious autograph signed by the author Robert Desnos. And light rare spots on the front cover, nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Robert Desnos. Légères et rares piqûres sur le premier plat, agréable exemplaire.

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        "Trophy Taking": Photographic album of US in the Pacific theater, World War II

      1943.. Very good condition. Photographic album of commercial photographs produced for World War II troops, with grisly images of Japanese dead in the Pacific theater, examples of the phenomenon known as "trophy taking". This was officially prohibited by the US military, but continued in spite of this throughout the war. In September of 1942, the Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet went as far as to order that "No part of the enemy's body may be used as a souvenir", and any American servicemen violating that principle would face "stern disciplinary action". The first images in the album include semi-erotic photographs of tribal women of New Caledonian and Western Samoa. There are also children and tribal members. This section includes a pamphlet, "All You Want to Know About New Caledonia", by Sidney Reichenbach, laid down (24pp). There are also 3 non combat photos of Fiji. The photographs then transition to views of island bombings, American soldiers in combat, soldiers building a pontoon bridge, and war dead. The "trophy taking" images include: two skulls on the front hood of a Jeep; a Jeep hood with skull and cross bones; a hand lettered sign, "Merry X Mas Tojo" shows two skulls adorned to appear Santa like; and skull stewing. There are also pages of canceled Fijian, New Zealand and Egyptian stamps. The last 4 pages of the album with New Zealand wine bottle label, New Zealand beer labels, and 2pp color photographs of US Army and Navy medals, laid down. A total of 37 non combat photographs at the beginning of the album; followed by 28 war photographs; 3 Fiji non combat photographs; 16 combat photographs. Photographs measure approx. 4x3". Dark green cloth album bound with black cord. The album label, "Rewa Album, Kodak, New Zealand, Ltd" inside back cover. Album measures 11 x 7 1/2".

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        Les gentilshommes chasseurs

      1943. relié. Bon état. Editions littéraires et artistiques, Paris, 1943. In/4 en feuilles sous couverture imprimée et rempliée, chemise cartonnée et étui, 35 illustrations de K. Reille en couleur. Exemplaire numéroté sur vélin à la forme. Petit défaut à l?'étui. Tirage 600 exemplaires. Mouchon 1135. Monod 4822.

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        The Athenians being correspondence between Thomas Jefferson Hogg and his friends Thomas Love Peacock, Leigh Hunt, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and others [with] Harriet & Mary being the relations between Perce Bysshe Shelley, Harriet Shelley, Mary Shelley, and [. . .] Hogg [with] Shelley at Oxford. The early correspondence of P.B. Shelley with his friend T.J. Hogg together with letters of Mary Shelley and T. L. Peacock and a hitherto unpublished prose fragment by Shelley. 3 volume set, complete

      London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1943 1944 1944 (1943). First edition. Limited edition.. Hardcover. 4to. (10 x 7.5 inches). pp.87, (i); 84; 79. Portrait frontispiece to each volume. Original quarter red-brown morocco over buckram boards, top edges gilt, others uncut. Buckram to all 3 volumes trifle rubbed. O/w contents clean and bright. Bindings firm and square. No inscriptions. Edition limited to 350 or 500 numbered copies, as follows: 175/350, 254/500, 205/500. Specimen page of each volume loosely inserted. A Very Good set. The photograph shown here depicts the books in stock. Heavy books, requiring much extra postage overseas. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        V V V

      New York,, March 1943 - February 1944. Numbers 1, 2?-3 and 4. All Published. 4 issues in 3 volumes, quarto. Original pictorial wrappers. Housed in a folding black cloth box. Illustrated. Issue one a little marked, lower wrapper differentially faded but very good. Issue 2/3 the original and genuine chicken wire a little loose, wrappers somewhat faded and creased at the edges. The 4th issue is very fresh indeed. First printings of the complete run of this famous and ambitiously produced cornerstone of the American Surrealist movement. Conceived as an outlet for the continuing expression of displaced European Surrealist titans such as Breton, Duchamp, Ernst, Tanguy and others Hare paid much attention to the innovative typographic and layout of the contributions. There were numerous flaps and moveable inserts, the famous Duchamp wrapper with a chicken wire window onto a scene of imprisonment and many other little devices throughout. The periodical was a critical and artistic triumph but a commercial failure. It folded after the 4th number.

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        A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

      Harper and Brothers 1943 - A very good first edition (so stated on copyright page) in a very good dust jacket. Inscribed by Betty Smith and her husband Joe on the front free endpaper. The dust jacket has printing on the reverse side. Price of $2.75 still present on front flap. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. Together with a signed limited edition of Tomorrow Will Be Better, signed by Betty Smith, and given in appreciation to booksellers who supported her classic bestseller, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Also very good in a very good dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Photo Albums - Set of Two (2) - WWII British Tour of USA - Churchill Roosevelt Allied Relations - |ncludes Hollywood Celebrities - Bob Hope - Bette Davis - Cary Grant

      USA, 1943. US Army Anti-Aircraft Artillery Camps, and Hollywood, July - December 1943. Two albums of snapshot photographs taken by a member of Great Britain's 1st Composite Anti-Aircraft Demonstration Battery Royal Artillery which made a tour of America in 1943 with a triple mission of gun training, war fund-raising and cementing Allied relations. Featuring Camp Davis, Fort Bliss, Camp Hulen, numerous American cities, and rare photographs of famous celebrities including Bob Hope entertaining the troops. Together containing 140 black and white, and sepia photographs mounted with corners onto cardstock leaves. Photographs vary in size, the smallest measuring approximately 6 x 6 cm, and the largest 20 x 25 cm. Most are captioned in manuscript to verso with date and location. Qto. string-tied album measuring approximately 26 x 32 cm, commemorative Fort Bliss navy blue cloth boards, front embossed with the Great Seal of the United States in a cameo, and large colour emblem of American flag and eagle. Oblong 8vo. Unique string-tied US Army service album measuring approximately 27 x 17 cm, leather boards, carved and illustrated in color. Some leafs loose in large album, otherwise in very good condition, some uncommon snapshot views. A most uncommon photographic memorial of the collaborative Roosevelt-Churchill mission, in 1943, which employed the skills and service of Great Britain's First Battery of British Royal Artillery gunners, to prepare the American people for their imminent involvement in the Second World War overseas campaigns. Complete with their equipment, 346 men embarked on a tour of America, but first, they would need to safely cross the Atlantic with German prisoners of war onboard, the latter being sent to America, and thus creating higher probability of U-Boat attacks. Views herein capture training exercises and some of the artillery weapons, public parades and ceremonies, rail travel, a caravan of army trucks, life at camp in various locations between California and Washington D.C., dance nights with the WASPs, so forth. Especially uncommon are the spectacular night firing images demonstrating ground defense. Adding a winsome bounty, the albums contain several original photographs of America's choice celebrities, entertaining and hosting the foreign guests. Some of these include Bob Hope who is seen at Boston's Statler Lounge & Bar, the New York Diamond Horseshoe Nightclub, and the Hollywood Canteen. Hedy Lamarr, Bette Davis and Cary Grant are also photographed at the Hollywood Canteen, for a night of entertainment specifically for the British Battery. The 1st Composite Anti-Aircraft Demonstration Battery Royal Artillery was certainly unique. It included heavy and light AA guns, searchlights and highly technical specialist equipment such as newly invented radar machinery. After 6 weeks of intensive training, the British officers and men boarded the vessel "Ile de France". Once in America, the Battery had a threefold commission - to demonstrate British anti-aircraft skills and accuracy, to help with fund raising for the war effort, and to take part in social events to cement the friendship between the two Allies. A gruelling itinerary was set forth for the British soldiers, touring more than thirty states. At army camps they gave demonstrations of firing; they paraded through city streets, and made broadcasts on US radio. Drawing from the verso of some of the photographs, the following illustrates some of the places visited: Arrival at New York 9 July 1943, photograph onboard the SS Île de France Wilmington, North Carolina, 17 July 1943 Seagate, North Carolina, 18 July Camp Davis, North Carolina, 20 July into August and nearby Sears Landing, firing at night 20 August Lake Forest, Illinois 22 August New York City, Diamond Horseshoe Nightclub with Bob Hope, 31 August New York City, Yankee Stadium, 5 September Boston, Statler Lounge & Bar with Bob Hope, 10 September Washington, D.C. 17 September Camp Irwin, California, 24 September Needles Station, California, 28 September Riverside, California, 9 October Los Angeles, Hollywood Canteen 11 October with performers Hedy Lamarr, Bette Davis, Cary Grant Beverly Hills October 14th, a tour of the exquisite 18-acre estate known as 'Pickfair' and a hosted event at the private home of Nigel Bruce Douglas, Arizona, 19 October Fort Bliss, Texas, 23 October Orogrande, New Mexico, night firing demonstration 25 October [Orogrande is part of a military reservation under the control of Fort Bliss.] Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, 24 October [directly south of El Paso, Texas] Camp Hulen and "Palacios", Texas, 2 November [Camp Hulen was originally called Camp Palacios.] Houston, Texas, 5 November Lake Pontchartrain, Mississippi, 6 November Savannah and Camp Stewart, Georgia, 6-14 November Wilmington, North Carolina, 3 December 1943 Largely forgotten today, the demonstration tour was a vital contribution towards encouraging American support in the Second World War. The US Army Antiaircraft Command had been established 9 March 1942 at Washington, DC with the mission of instructing and training personnel for duty with antiaircraft artillery and barrage balloon units and organizing and training such units for combat duty. By the end of 1943 equipment for training was more plentiful; antiaircraft functions steadily increased and became more complex. Camp Davis was the first anti-aircraft base in the country and an army coastal artillery training center, located on 46,683 acres in Onslow and Pender Counties. Built between December 1940 and April 1941, in March 1942, the Anti-Aircraft Artillery School opened and in July 1943 the first Officers Candidate School class opened on base. At its peak in 1943, more than 100,000 soldiers and civil service workers were stationed there. Effectively a small city, Camp Davis could boast 30 miles of paved streets, its own airfield with two 5,000-foot runways, its own water plant and four storage tanks with a capacity of 95,000 gallons of water. Celebrities ranging from Army Chief of Staff George C. Marshall to heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis paid visits to the troops there. When the charms of on-base life faded, a regular bus line carried GIs on leave to Wilmington. Members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots served at Camp Davis beginning in the summer of 1943. The civilian volunteers flew potentially hazardous missions, towing airborne targets for practice firing from the ground. The Army also experimented with rocket targets at Camp Davis in the autumn of 1943.A small contingent of German prisoners of war were confined on base, beginning in March 1944. During World War II, Sears Landing on Topsail Island served as an anti-aircraft firing point for troops at Camp Davis. Camp Hulen, formerly known as Camp Palacios, was on Turtle and Tres Palacios bays just west of Palacios in southwestern Matagorda County. It reached its peak use as a United States Army training center during World War II. At its height the installation's troop capacity was 14,560. Associated with Camp Hulen were the Indianola Battalion Camp, the Wells Point rifle range and anti-aircraft firing range, the Olivia projectile area, and the Civilian War Housing Project. Camp Hulen proper encompassed some 1,460 acres and adjoined the army air base to the north, which, despite the damage done the area by a September hurricane, saw construction begin in October 1942. In January 1944 Camp Hulen was converted to a prisoner of war camp; the Germans housed there were farmed out to help with agricultural work in the county. On May 31, 1946, the War Department declared Camp Hulen surplus and returned it to the Texas National Guard. "Camp Irwin" is now known as the Fort Irwin National Training Center and is a major training area for the United States Military located in the Mojave Desert in northern San Bernardino County. In 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the Mojave Anti-Aircraft Range, a military reservation of approximately 1,000 square miles (3,000 km2) in the area of the present Fort Irwin. In 1942, the Mojave Anti-Aircraft Range was renamed Camp Irwin, in honor of Major General George LeRoy Irwin, commander of the 57th Field Artillery Brigade during World War I, and it was subsumed into the Desert Training Center as one of its cantonment areas and some of its ranges. Two years later, Camp Irwin was deactivated and placed on surplus status. Fort Stewart is the largest Army installation east of the Mississippi River. During World War II, the camp had billeting space for 2,705 officers, and 37,267 enlisted men. In November 1940, the Anti-Aircraft Artillery Training Center was officially designated as Camp Stewart, in honor of General Daniel Stewart, a military hero who had fought with Francis Marion during the American Revolution. Anti-aircraft artillery training was upgraded and soon a detachment of Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP?'s) arrived at the air facility on post, Liberty Field, to fly planes to tow targets for the live-fire exercises. Eventually radio-controlled airplane targets came into use as a more effective and safer means of live-fire practice. As the war progressed, units were shipped out promptly upon completion of their training, and new units received in their place. The camp provided well-trained soldiers for duty in the European, the Mediterranean, the North African, and the Pacific Theaters. By late 1943, Camp Stewart assumed a new responsibility as one of many holding areas designated in this country for German and Italian prisoners of war (POWs), who had fallen into Allied hands during fighting in North Africa. These men were held in two separate POW facilities on post, and they were used as a labor force for base operations, construction projects, and for area farming. Bob Hope is celebrated for his long career performing United Service Organizations (USO) shows to entertain active service American military personnel. He made 57 tours for the USO between 1941 and 1991 and was declared an honorary veteran of the United States Armed Forces in 1997 by act of the U.S. Congress.. Very Good.

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        Voyages de Montesquieu Manuscrit autographe et tapuscrit complets EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      s.l.|(Paris): S.n. (Journal des débats), 1943. Fine. S.n. (Journal des débats), s.l. (Paris) s.d. (1943), 13,5x21,5cm & 4 pages in-4, 4 1/2 pages in-8. - Autograph manuscript of the author of four and a half pages 8vo published in the issue dated September 8, 1943 of the Journal of Debates. Complete manuscript writing very dense, with many erasures, corrections and additions. Typescript is complete seal. Chronic literary published on the occasion of the publication of Montesquieu's Travels, preface by Marcel Arland. This meeting dummy travel logs of Montesquieu, Blanchot gives the opportunity to rent a form of "natural" writing, "free from all desire to play." These private notes do reflect a way of "brevity [which] gives us [the facts] naked, pressed by the sense that illuminate" and that a "considéérable material [has drawn] that a small book, quietly reduced to essentials. " Between April 1941 and August 1944, Maurice Blanchot published in the "Chronicle of intellectual life" of the Journal of Debates 173 articles on new books. In a half-page newspaper (about seven pages in-8), the young author of "Thomas the obscure" his first steps in the field of literary criticism and inaugurates a theoretical work that he would later develop Many in these essays, "La Part du feu" to "The Infinite Conversation" and "The Scripture of the disaster." From the very first articles, Blanchot demonstrated analytical acuity far beyond current literature that motivates writing. Oscillating between classic and modern, first-class writers and minor novelists, he puts in his columns, the foundations of critical thinking that will mark the second half of the twentieth. Transformed by writing and by war, Blanchot breaks, over a thought exerted "on behalf of the other," the violent maurassiennes certainties of his youth. Not without paradox, then it transforms literary criticism philosophical act of intellectual resistance to barbarism at the heart of an "openly marechalist" newspaper: "Burning a book, write, are two acts from which culture entered its oscillations opposites "(The Book, In Journal of Debates, January 20, 1943). In 2007, Cahiers NRF meet under the direction of Christopher Bident all unpublished literary columns in volumes with the relevant analysis of the critical work of Blanchot "novels, poems, essays give rise to a singular reflection, always safer of his own rhetoric, delivered more to the echo of the impossible or the lure of the disappearance. (...) Not without contradictions or step aside, and the certainty of a feverish work begins (... ) these articles reveal the genealogy of a critic who has transformed during the chronicle necessity of thought. " (C. Bident). The autograph manuscripts of Maurice Blanchot are of great rarity. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Manuscrit autographe de l'auteur de 4 pages et demie in-8 publié dans le numéro du 8 Septembre 1943 du Journal des Débats. Manuscrit complet à l'écriture très dense, comportant de nombreuses ratures, corrections et ajouts. On joint le tapuscrit complet. Chronique littéraire publiée à l'occasion de la parution des Voyages de Montesquieu, préfacé par Marcel Arland. Cette réunion factice des carnets de voyages de Montesquieu, donne à Blanchot l'occasion de louer une forme d'écriture "naturelle", "pure de tout souci de lecture". Ces notes intimes témoignent en effet d'un art de "la concision [qui] nous livre [les faits] nus, pressés par le sens qui les éclairent" et qui, d'une " matière considéérable [n'a tiré] qu'un petit livre, réduit discrètement à l'essentiel." Entre avril 1941 et août 1944, Maurice Blanchot publia dans la "Chronique de la vie intellectuelle" du Journal des Débats 173 articles sur les livres récemment parus. Dans une demi-page de journal (soit environ sept pages in-8), le jeune auteur de "Thomas l'obscur" fait ses premiers pas dans le domaine de la critique littéraire et inaugure ainsi une oeuvre théorique qu'il développera plus tard dans ces nombreux essais, de "La Part du feu" à "L'Entretien infini" et "L'Écriture du désastre". Dès les premiers articles, Blanchot fait preuve d'une acuité d'analyse dépassant largement l'actualité littéraire qui en motive l'écriture. Oscillant entre classiques et modernes, écrivains de premier ordre et romanciers mineurs, il pose, dans ses chroniques, les fondements d'une pensée critique qui marquera la seconde partie du XXe. Transformé par l'écriture et par la guerre, Blanchot rompt, au fil d'une pensée exercée "au nom de l'autre", avec les violentes certitudes maurassiennes de sa jeunesse. Non sans paradoxe, il transforme alors la critique littéraire en acte philosophique de résistance intellectuelle à la barbarie au cœur même d'un journal "ouvertement maréchaliste": "Brûler un livre, en écrire, sont les deux actes entre lesquels la culture inscrit ses oscillations contraires" (Le Livre, In Journal des Débats, 20 janvier 1943). En 2007, les Cahiers de la NRF réunissent sous la direction de Christophe Bident toutes les chroniques littéraires non encore publiées en volumes avec cette pertinente analyse du travail critique de Blanchot : "romans, poèmes, essais donnent lieu à une réflexion singulière, toujours plus sûre de sa propre rhétorique, livrée davantage à l'écho de l'impossible ou aux sirènes de la disparition. (...) Non sans contradictions ni pas de côté, et dans la certitude fiévreuse d'une œuvre qui commence (...) ces articles révèlent la généalogie d'un critique qui a transformé l'occasion de la chronique en nécessité de la pensée." (C. Bident). Les manuscrits autographes de Maurice Blanchot sont d'une grande rareté.

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        Perelandra A Novel

      London: John Lane The Bodley Head,, 1943. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine and lower half of upper board faded, light spotting to boards and contents. A very good copy in the rubbed, creased, and nicked jacket with a chip from the head of the spine panel affecting the title and a tape repair to the verso. First edition, first impression, in the first issue binding of blue cloth with gilt lettering.

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        Photo Album - Cairo Conference - WWII Allied Collaboration - Included Churchill, Roosevelt, Eisenhower, & Chiang Kaishek

      Egypt, 1943. Cairo, Giza Plateau, Tripoli, Benghazi, 1943. Album of photographs mainly of Egypt and Libya which feature views of Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt and Chiang Kaishek at the Cairo conference to plan the Allied position against Japan, and also including a tour of Jerusalem, Nazareth, and Haifa in Israel. Contains 175 black and white photographs mounted onto taupe cardstock leaves separated with tissue guards. Oblong 8vo. leather album measuring approximately 29 x 20 cm, beautifully tooled with an Egytpian scene of a camel, palm tree and pyramids, tied with a strand of leather. Photographs vary in size, the smallest measuring approximately 6,5 x 4,5 cm, and the largest 9,5 x 6,5 cm. Faint wear to boards, otherwise in Very Good Condition. The compiler of this album is not identified, however photographs suggest that the individual had a close connection to Sir Winston Churchill, and travelled with Britain's Prime Minister to Cairo for the Middle East Conference in 1943. In particular, a private snapshot photograph, possibly taken by Churchill himself, shows American President Dwight D. Eisenhower, his wife Mamie, and Churchill's daughter Sarah, standing in front of Egyptian ruins, while a cavalry officer guards the party from a distance. [Winston Churchill was accompanied on his journey to Cairo by his daughter Sarah. November 22-23 they enjoyed taking the Einsenhowers on a tour of the pyramids and sphinx.] In December 1943, together with Lieutenant General Stone, whilst in Cairo Churchill and daugther also visited his old regiment, the 4th Queen's Own Hussars. Churchill, wearing a colonel's uniform, is seen here in another snapshot view, inspecting troops. Some of the images from this event are official published photographs, while others are private, unpublished snapshots taken by a participant or guest, these latter images focusing on Churchill. Seldom seen in original print format, fourteen (14) original photographs commemorate the Cairo Conference of 1943, a Second World War Allied collaboration. Churchill is seen in six (6) photographs, Roosevelt in four (4). Chiang Kaishek appears in four views, and Song Meiling Madame Chiang Kai-shek), his wife, the First Lady of the Republic of China, whom participated as interpretor, in one photograph. Flags flown at the assembly included those whose leaders were present - Great Britain, United States of America, and the Republic of China, as well as that of the USSR (Russia) which at the time was not at war with Japan, but planned to join their Anglo-American Allies in the final assault against Japan. A single photograph captures the combined staffs meeting in Mena House, 4 December 1943, showing on the left from the front: Commander Coleridge, Sir Hastings Ismay, Admiral of the Feet Sir Andrew B. Cunningham, Sir Alan Brooke, Sir Charles Portal, Sir John Dill, and Brigadier Redman; and on the right from the front: Admiral King, Admiral Leahy, Captain Royal, General Marshall, and General Arnold. The Cairo Conference was held in Cairo, 22-26 November 1943 at the residence of the American Ambassador to Egypt, Alexander Kirk, which was situated near the Pyramids. The meeting was attended by President of the United States Franklin Roosevelt, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Winston Churchill, Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek President of the Republic of China, and other delegates, who together outlined the Allied position against Japan during World War II, and made further decisions affecting postwar Asia. The Cairo Declaration was issued on 27 November 1943, stating the Allies' intentions to continue deploying military force until Japan's unconditional surrender. From America, Gene P. Badger, photographer for the PM Daily Newspaper published in New York from 1940 to 1948, was present to photograph background scenes and US military support during conference week. Also in Cairo we find a lovely presentation of indigenous custom with views of bustling city scenes with trolley cars, an exquisite Khayamiya tent, traditional street vendors, barbers, shoe polishers and the like, the iconic mosque of Sultan Hasan - both exterior and interior courtyard views, and the mosque of al-Rifa'i. A tour of the Giza plateau renders excellent images of the pyramids, sphinx, merchant boats on the Nile, and pastoral life in the desert including a Tuareg man with his camel, water irrigation with cattle, and harvesting crops. Devastation of war and foreign occupation in Libya is illustrated two-fold, showing the Cyrenaica Parliament building (Palazzo Littorio) in Benghazi after having been bombed in the Second World War, and the Marble Arch of the Philaeni built in 1937 by the Italians to mark a major regional boundary in Libya between Tripolitania and Cyrenaica in what was then Italian Libya. In terms of antiquity, the album includes photographs of the Roman Sanctuary of Isis at Sabratha - an ancient city of Tripolitania, views of the Assaraya Alhamra castle, the theatre of Leptis Magna, and some ruined statues. [During World War II Benghazi was captured from the Italians by the British, then taken by the Axis powers, and finally again by the British Army.] Regardless of the world war, further touring of the Holy Land was enjoyed by the privileged traveller, who evidently visited Haifa and Nazareth in Israel, in Israel, historic and religious sites in Jerusalem including the Garden of Gethsemane, and a cruise through the Suez Canal.. Very Good.

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        War Speeches. Including: Into Battle, The Unrelenting Struggle, The End of the Beginning, Onwards to Victory, The Dawn of Liberation, Victory and Secret Session Speeches. Compiled by Randolph S. Churchil and Charles Eade

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1943-1947., 1943. 7 volumes: all First Editions. Octavos. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles to spines in the original colour-printed dust jackets.Some age-toning and spotting to the edges of the economy standard paper, jackets exhibit mild wear and some chips and tears, flaps are price-clipped for volumes five and six; no owner names or bookplates. A presentable set. Illustrated with half tone plates. The monumental orations from Britain's war leader; 'Into Battle' (1943) contains the most memorable Churchill speeches of the war, from 'Blood Toil Tears and Sweat' to his heroic homecoming at Harrow School; 'Unrelenting Struggle' (1943) covers the period from Nov.'40 through Pearl Harbour and the 'some chicken, some neck' speech in Ottawa, Dec.'41; 'End of the Beginning' (1946) chronicles the turning point of the war, following victories at Alamein and Stalingrad and the North Africa landings; 'Onwards to Victory' (1947) features speeches delivered prior to the invasion of Europe on 6 June '44; 'The Dawn of Liberation' (1945) continues the 'hopeful' nature of the 1944 speeches, whilst 'Victory' (1946) provides us with the final, triumphant war speeches. Six 'secret' Speeches (1946) concludes the series. Woods, Langworth. See also Cohen.

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        A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

      Harper and Brothers 1943 - A very good first edition (so stated on copyright page) in a good dust jacket with no printing on the reverse side. Price of $2.75 still present on front flap. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poster: "Someone Talked!"

      New York: Grinnell Lithographic Co, [n.d. but ca.1943]. Lovely example of one of Koerner's 2 entries for the MoMA's National War Poster competition, which won him an award and recognition just prior to working for the Office of War Information. The powerful image "draws a direct link between the military disaster and the person who talked, fostering the idea of individual responsibility for security. He points the finger (shaped out of cut newspaper), not accusingly towards the viewer, but down on the scurrying figure. The consequences of careless talk are spelt out in the text of the newspaper article (avoiding unpopular depictions of death) while the figure of the guilty man casts an ominously long shadow" (http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O101238/someone-talked-poster-koerner-henry/). Original poster, offset lithographed in colors on white stock, measuring 34.25" x 24". Trivial wear along left edge, with ca.1cm loss at upper left corner expertly restored; a Near Fine example, professionally linen-backed.

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        Faux pas EDITION ORIGINALE Service de presse ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1943. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1943, 14x21cm, relié. - First edition, one copy of the service presse.binding half red morocco, spine with five nerves, when golden tail, flat marbled paper, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, wrappers preserved (a pale spot on the first flat, golden head, elegant binding signed P. Goy & C. Vilaine.Précieux and moving autograph dedication signed by the author to his mother and his sister: "For his dear mother and his old friendship with Marg without No fake Mauritius. "Marguerite Blanchot, renowned organist Chalon Cathedral, remained all his life in the family home with his mother and aunt." It will gradually become, for the family, as the memory of the origins . "Very close to Mauritius, she regularly corresponded with the writer who demonstrates her great recognition for his dedication to their helpless mother. intense affection If Blanchot for his mother and sister shines in dedications of it, we know almost nothing about their relationship. In the only biographical essay on Blanchot, Christophe Bident reveals however: "Marguerite Maurice Blanchot worshiped his brother very proud of him, (...) it attached great importance to his political ideas (...) She read a lot (.... .) They phoned corresponded. Remotely, they shared the same natural authority, the same concern for discretion. " Blanchot address him indeed many books from his library, now with her continuous intellectual bond. As for the passion of Blanchot for his mother, it was the turn of his work that we discover the finest examples: "Maybe the power of the mother figure she borrows its radiance to the same power fascination, and one might say that if the mother carries this fascinating attraction is as appearing when the child lives entirely under the gaze of fascination, it concentrates in itself all the powers of enchantment ".Cultivant absolute discretion, Blanchot pushed the art of erasing into his handwritten dedications generally brief and almost always written on cards attached to rare books which he gave to his close friends. In contrast, in these precious autograph dedication of the authors to his mother and sister, Blanchot offers in all its fragility, revealing a hitherto unknown intimacy. Nice copy all well established margins. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Reliure en demi maroquin rouge, dos à cinq nerfs, date dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures conservées (une très pâle tache sur le premier plat, tête dorée, élégante reliure signée de P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Précieux et émouvant envoi autographe signé de Maurice Blanchot à sa mère et à sa soeur : "Pour sa chère maman et sa vieille Marg avec l'amitié sans Faux Pas de Maurice." Marguerite Blanchot, organiste de renom à la cathédrale de Chalon, demeura toute sa vie dans la maison familiale, avec sa mère et sa tante. "Elle deviendra peu à peu, pour la famille, comme la mémoire des origines." Très proche de Maurice, elle correspond régulièrement avec l'écrivain qui lui témoigne une grande reconnaissance pour son dévouement envers leur mère impotente. Si l'intense affection de Blanchot pour sa mère et sa soeur transparait dans les dédicaces de celui-ci, on ne sait presque rien de leur relations. Dans l'unique essai biographique sur Blanchot, Christophe Bident nous révèle cependant : "Marguerite Blanchot vénérait son frère Maurice. Très fière de lui, (...) elle attachait une grande importance à ses idées politiques (...). Elle lisait beaucoup (...) Ils se téléphonaient, correspondaient. A distance, ils partageaient la même autorité naturelle, le même souci de discrétion." Blanchot lui adresse en effet de nombreux ouvrages provenant de sa bibliothèque, maintenant avec elle un lien intellectuel continu. Quant à la passion de Blanchot pour sa mère, c'est au détour de son oeuvre que l'on en découvre les plus beaux témoignages: "Peut-être la puissance de la figure maternelle emprunte-t-elle son éclat à la puissance même de la fascination, et l'on pourrait dire que si la Mère exerce cet attrait fascinant, c'est qu'apparaissant quand l'enfant vit tout entier sous le regard de la fascination, elle concentre en elle tous les pouvoirs de l'enchantement". Cultivant une discrétion absolue, Blanchot poussait l'art de l'effacement jusque dans ses dédicaces manuscrites généralement succinctes et rédigées presque systématiquement sur des cartes jointes aux rares ouvrages qu'il offrait à ses proches amis. A l'opposé, dans ces précieux envois à sa mère et sa soeur, Blanchot s'offre dans toute sa fragilité et dévoile une intimité jusqu'alors inconnue. Bel exemplaire à toutes marges parfaitement établi.

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        LE PETIT PRINCE

      New York City: Reynal & Hitchcock. 1943. First edition. hb. Larger 8vo, pp. 91. The first French language edition, with pagination identical to the first English language edition. . Fourth Avenue publisher's address on the front interior flap of the jacket. Green coat - not blue on page 11, and the "mark of the crow" on page 63. The dust jacket has chipping at the spine ends and the corners of the flaps, with several small creases, rubbing along the extremities, and noticeable tanning and foxing, more so to the spine. The jacket's front interior flap shows the original retail price of $2.00 printed at the corner (i.e., not price clipped). Bound in original salmon cloth (identical to the English edition) with title and "Prince" figure stamped in red, to the front board, and red stamped lettering to spine. Bottom corners bumped and rubbed. A few other spots of rubbing, or slight bumping to board edges. Cloth clean. Endpapers show some toning. Address written in pencil to front free end paper (could be erased), and a few small pencil marks to rear endpaper (also could be erased). Binding tight, contents clean and bright. .

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        La Chronique de Paris du N°1 au N°9 collection complète EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Editions Balzac, 1943. Fine. Editions Balzac, Paris Novembre 1943 - Juillet 1944, 15,5x24cm, 9 fascicules brochés. - Complete Edition in 9 installments of this literary obedience collaborationniste.Contributions P. Drieu la Rochelle, J. Anouilh, A. Fraigneau, G. Brown, R. Brassillach, L. Rebatet, R. Heron Villefosse, J. La Varende Mr. Jouhandeau Chardonne J., A. de Chateaubriant, Mr. Mohrt Mr. Ayme, K. Epting, P. Fort, L. Combelle ... A little lack in foot of the back of No. 1 , some spots on most boards, a small lucky charm leading the first flat second fascicule.Agréable together under the very poor quality of the paper war. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale complète en 9 fascicules de cette littéraire d'obédience collaborationniste. Contributions de P. Drieu la Rochelle, J. Anouilh, A. Fraigneau, G. Blond, R. Brasillach, L. Rebatet, R. Héron de Villefosse, J. de La Varende, M. Jouhandeau, J. Chardonne, A. de Chateaubriant, M. Mohrt, M. Aymé, K. Epting, P. Fort, L. Combelle... Un petit manque en pied du dos du N°1, quelques rousseurs sur la plupart des plats, un petit gri-gri en tête du premier plat du second fascicule. Agréable ensemble au regard de la très médiocre qualité de ce papier de guerre.

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        Nazi Subversive Organization, Past and Future [Blueprint for The Nazi Underground as Revealed in Confidential Police Reports]

      Published by the author, [Lansdowne, Pa] 1943 - Quarto. [3], III, 237 loose leaves, as issued. Original printed wrappers. Staff study published only for OMGUS (the Office of Military Government, United States), in which Robert Max Wasilii Kempner publishes for the first time three documents that he was able to bring out of Germany, and which are intended to help "exterminate the coming Nazi underground and to maintain public safety in post-WWII Germany." Mr. Kempner was a successful lawyer in Berlin during the 1920s who became the chief legal advisor to the police in Prussia and an opponent of Nazism. He left Germany after Hitler came to power and settled in the United States*. After World War II Kempner returned to Germany, the land of his birth, to serve as assistant US chief counsel during the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg**. In a spectacular reversal of fortune, Kempner would prosecute two of his former superiors and persecutors - Hermann Goering and Wilhelm Frick. The three documents, published in their entirety, are the following:- Document A: Confidential Report of the Prussian Secret Police. This document explores the 'treasonable character of the National Socialist German Workers Party (NSDAP)'- Document B: Confidential Report of the Bavarian Police. A 1924 document suggesting the deportation of Adolf Hitler.- Document C: Correspondence Between the Reich Attorney General and the Author (regarding law enforcement against the NSDAP).Wrappers and leaves are loose and hole-punched, as the book was intended to be placed in a binder. Text in typed script. Wrappers and interior in overall very good condition. * After the Nazi rise to power in 1933, Hermann Goering fired Kempner from his position because of his anti-Nazi activities. Kempner was then arrested and held for two months in a concentration camp after being accused of leaking information about Germany's rearmament, activities forbidden under the post-World War I Treaty of Versailles. In 1935, Wilhelm Frick, then the Interior Minister, used Kempner's Jewish background to revoke his German citizenship. Kempner was then expelled from Germany. He taught law for a few years in Italy before immigrating to the United States. ** At Nuremberg, Mr. Kempner's work included heading the prosecutorial unit that drew up the case against Hermann Goring, one of the main figures in the Hitler regime, and against other Nazis who were defendants at the principal war crimes trial there. He also was credited with finding, in 1947 among diplomatic archives in what was then West Germany, what became widely known as the Wannsee Protocol. This was a record of a conference in January 1942 at which high-level Nazis approved plans for what later became known as the Holocaust but in Nazi jargon was termed "the final solution" of the Jewish problem. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Where the Two Came to Their Father: A Navaho War Ceremonial

      Pantheon Books, New York 1943 - 18 lg.pochoir prints w/84+4pp.booklet (SC gray w/blk.); some rub w/clean,tight pgs. In 1941, when young Navahos left the reservation for the army, King performed this ritual for them, which included songs and elaborate sand paintings, to keep the young men's souls healthy as they went to fight. Maud Oakes was allowed to record the ceremony, including the sand paintings. "It is one of the most complete extant recordings of a Navajo ritual." Size: Folio/Elephant [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tradition et surréalisme Manuscrit autographe et tapuscrit complets EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      s.l.|(Paris): S.n. (Journal des débats), 1943. Fine. S.n. (Journal des débats), s.l. (Paris) s.d. (1943), 13,5x21,5cm & 2 pages in-4, 2 1/2 pages in-8. - Autograph manuscript of the author of 2 and a half pages 4to published in the issue dated 23 December 1943 of the Journal of Debates. Complete manuscript writing very dense, with many erasures, corrections and additions. Typescript is complete seal. Between April 1941 and August 1944, Maurice Blanchot published in the "Chronicle of intellectual life" of the Journal of Debates 173 articles on recently published books. In a half-page newspaper (about seven pages in-8), the young author of "Thomas the Obscure" made its first steps in the field of literary criticism and inaugurates a theoretical work that would later develop Many in these trials, "La Part du feu" to "The Infinite Conversation" and "The Writing of the Disaster." From the very first articles, Blanchot demonstrated analytical acuity far beyond current literature that motivates writing. Oscillating between classic and modern, first-class writers and minor novelists, he puts in his columns, the foundations of critical thinking that will mark the second half of the twentieth century. Transformed by writing and by war breaks Blanchot, over a thought exerted "on behalf of the other," with violent maurassiennes certainties of his youth. Not without paradox, then it transforms literary criticism in philosophical act of intellectual resistance to barbarism at the heart of "openly marechalist" newspaper: "Burning a book, write, are the two acts between culture which registered its oscillations opposites "(The Book, In Journal of Debates, January 20, 1943). In 2007, Cahiers de la NRF together under the direction of Christophe Bident all literary chronic unpublished volumes with critical analysis of the relevant work of Blanchot "novels, poems, essays give rise to a singular reflection, always safer of his own rhetoric, delivered more to the echo of the impossible or the lure of disappearing. (...) Not without contradictions or step aside, and the certainty of a feverish work begins (... ) these articles reveal a critical genealogy that has transformed the opportunity to chronicle the necessity of thought. " (C. Bident). The autograph manuscripts of Maurice Blanchot are of great rarity. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Manuscrit autographe de l'auteur de 2 pages et demie in-4 publiée dans le numéro du 23 Décembre 1943 du Journal des Débats. Manuscrit complet à l'écriture très dense, comportant de nombreuses ratures, corrections et ajouts. On joint le tapuscrit complet. Cet article, un des rares parus en première page du journal, est une audacieuse critique de la vision traditionaliste de l'Art, qui arguant de la nécessaire adéquation entre Art et Vérité, condamne la Modernité. Avec une rigueur intellectuelle implacable, Blanchot démontre comment cette conception de "l'Art authentique" "rejoint exactement celle des surréalistes" et cite un des principes majeurs du Surréalisme comme parfaite démonstration des propos d'Hourticq. Dans une France obsédée par le rejet de l'Art Dégénéré, Blanchot révèle les contradictions des traditionalistes: "' ils admettent que l'art en général précède la science, et c'est au nom de la science passée (...) qu'ils condamnent les mouvements nouveaux de l'art." Blanchot, sous couvert de critique littéraire, questionne à nouveau son époque : (...) Encore serait-il bon de rechercher si justement la science toute moderne ne se reconnait pas dans l'univers "déforméé, décomposé, hors d'usage, que l'art a rendu familier à nos regards." Entre avril 1941 et août 1944, Maurice Blanchot publia dans la "Chronique de la vie intellectuelle" du Journal des Débats 173 articles sur les livres récemment parus. Dans une demi-page de journal (soit environ sept pages in-8), le jeune auteur de "Thomas l'obscur" fait ses premiers pas dans le domaine de la critique littéraire et inaugure ainsi une oeuvre théorique qu'il développera plus tard dans ces nombreux essais, de "La Part du feu" à "L'Entretien infini" et "L'Écriture du désastre". Dès les premiers articles, Blanchot fait preuve d'une acuité d'analyse dépassant largement l'actualité littéraire qui en motive l'écriture. Oscillant entre classiques et modernes, écrivains de premier ordre et romanciers mineurs, il pose, dans ses chroniques, les fondements d'une pensée critique qui marquera la seconde partie du XXe. Transformé par l'écriture et par la guerre, Blanchot rompt, au fil d'une pensée exercée "au nom de l'autre", avec les violentes certitudes maurassiennes de sa jeunesse. Non sans paradoxe, il transforme alors la critique littéraire en acte philosophique de résistance intellectuelle à la barbarie au cœur même d'un journal "ouvertement maréchaliste": "Brûler un livre, en écrire, sont les deux actes entre lesquels la culture inscrit ses oscillations contraires" (Le Livre, In Journal des Débats, 20 janvier 1943). En 2007, les Cahiers de la NRF réunissent sous la direction de Christophe Bident toutes les chroniques littéraires non encore publiées en volumes avec cette pertinente analyse du travail critique de Blanchot : "romans, poèmes, essais donnent lieu à une réflexion singulière, toujours plus sûre de sa propre rhétorique, livrée davantage à l'écho de l'impossible ou aux sirènes de la disparition. (...) Non sans contradictions ni pas de côté, et dans la certitude fiévreuse d'une œuvre qui commence (...) ces articles révèlent la généalogie d'un critique qui a transformé l'occasion de la chronique en nécessité de la pensée." (C. Bident). Les manuscrits autographes de Maurice Blanchot sont d'une grande rareté.

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        Just weeks before the Invasion of Sicily, Patton writes to the Top Doc at D-Day, who also attended him on his deathbed after his fatal accident. Ironically, he assures his old friend that Eisenhower disapproved of a perceived demotion. A month after Sicily, Patton would be demoted and reprimanded by Ike for the famous "slapping incident."

      APO, NYC, June 4, 1943. 8" x 10.5". "Typed Letter Signed ""G S Patton Jr.,"" 1 page, 8"" x 10.5"". APO #758, NYC, June 4, 1943. To Brigadier General Albert Kenner, Fitzsimmons General Hospital, Denver, Colorado, USA. On lightweight stationery. Fine condition.In full, ""There is no use crying over spilt milk. Both you and I have had the experience of being temporarily gyped. But I am very sorry to hear that you are in the clutches of your own profession. I feel sure though that as husky a man as you are has really nothing the matter with him, and you will shortly be out.""You know without my saying it that any time you feel like coming backing to anything I may command, you will be the head surgeon of it. In this I am perfectly sincere and while I cannot offer a great deal at the moment, things may change any time.""Again, I wish to tell you how dreadfully sorry I am, and to assure you that the Big Boss, who visited me the other night, is deeply cut up. I am sure that everything will straighten out in the end, and that there is plenty of time in this war for all men of your rare quality to gain the recognition they deserve...""A graduate of the George Washington University School of Medical School in 1915, Dr. Albert Kenner (1889-1959) joined the Army in 1916 and served in France with the 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st. Infantry Division, American Expeditionary Force. He was wounded in combat and received the Distinguished Service Cross. In 1936, Kenner became Post Surgeon at Fort Myer, Virginia, and physician to the Post Commander, then-Colonel George S. Patton. In the early phase of World War II he was at Fort Knox, Kentucky, then was transferred to Morocco where he was the medical officer for Operation Torch, the 1942 invasion of Casablanca. Advanced to Brigadier General on December 1, 1942, he was promoted to Major General on October 7, 1943. Dr. Kenner was chief medical officer for Operation Overlord, the D-Day invasion, and was later Third Army Surgeon making him once again Patton's doctor.As Chief Surgeon for Army Service Forces in the European Theatre, Major General Kenner was in Frankfurt on December 9, 1945, when he heard that General Patton was injured in an automobile accident near Mannheim, Germany. He was there within hours to take charge. General Patton had broken his neck and was paralyzed from the neck down. He slowly showed signs of improvement and on December 19th was said to be making ""very satisfactory progress"" but on the 20th, he suffered a pulmonary embolism that virtually destroyed one of his lungs. General Patton died in his sleep on December 21, 1945, of acute heart failure when another embolism struck his remaining lung. After Patton's death, Dr. Kenner wrote to a fellow Army surgeon, ""The service lost its best field commander and I lost a damn good friend."" "

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